My year long placement with Rumble draws to a close this week.
It feels like only yesterday that I wrote my introductory blog post and here it is already, twelve months later. A lot has happened in the last year while I've been at Rumble Labs. We've relocated the laboratory to the Cathedral Quarter and a few new faces have been acquired along the way. Some things haven't changed, I'm still terrible at table tennis.
When I started with Rumble, I had no idea what it would be like to work in a company. Something I didn't anticipate was having to fundamentally change the way that I worked. The transition from working coffee-fuelled late nights to working within the constraints of a working day was probably the most difficult thing to get used to.
One of the biggest things I will take away from Rumble is the way in which they work. Adapting an Extreme Programming approach, which is based on a set of agile development methodologies, encourages incremental changes and frequent releases. After working in this way for the past year I have really seen the benefits for both the company and the client; I couldn't imagine working in any other way.
This placement opportunity with Rumble has provided me with invaluable experience working on apps alongside some very talented people. It has gave me insights into what is required to be at the cutting edge of the industry, which Rumble undoubtably are.
I'll be sad to be leaving, but also eager to put what I have learned here at Rumble into practice when I enter final year of Interactive Multimedia Design in September.
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